Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2004: Into the Field

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Surveying existing research and finding your niche

Formulating research questions / honing your argument

Research design

Methods of data collection


Generating, handling and analyzing data

The art of writing research proposals

Identifying ‘good’ research

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity7.5 5 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided Independent study30 Course readings
Guided Independent study30 Preparing for and writing a research proposal
Guided Independent study66 Preparation for assignments, library, research etc.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).